June 2019

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Sarah Weldon

Business Development Success in Toulouse

Business Development in Toulouse

Sarah Weldon spearheads business development in Occitanie for CEA Tech, a technology R&D institute with 4,500 researchers, encompassing 150 specialized laboratories. CEA Tech filed nearly 600 patents in 2018, partnering with companies in collaborative innovation to boost their global competitiveness. Current projects focus on urban mobility, renewable energy, IoT, robotics, energy storage, augmented reality, virtual reality, and AI applications. Prior to CEA Tech, Sarah held many senior roles in business development, strategy and marketing for various technology companies. She holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. 

Sarah shared with us the secrets of the trade of business development for one of France’s leading technology research entities, CEA Tech, where she’s been instrumental in developing partnerships with Airbus, Hyperloop, Sopra Steria, Mapaero, DIACE, and many others.